Sunday, December 20, 2009

Advent Wreath

In spite of the fact that Advent is almost over, I wanted to share with you all a picture of my advent wreath.  Just as I took the picture, the cat decided he wanted to be in on the action!

The advent wreath was made by my husband out of a piece of wood from his father's barn.  He drilled 4 holes using his grandfather's hand drill.  Each year we buy the appropriate colored candles.  On Christmas, I replace them with gold or white candles and put a baby Jesus in a manger in the middle.  Some years I "dress it up" a bit with purple ribbon and/or artificial or real greenery, but this year, we decided to leave it rustic--like the original place where Christ was born.

4 comments:

Renee said...

I like the simplicity of your 'wreath'

Dymphna said...

Thanks. My husband prefers it rustic and simple. I like the symbolism of the manger/stable in the wood.

TACParent said...

Silly cat! Nice wreath. It is something that really means something, kwim? The history of where it came from, etc. A family heirloom.

Dymphna said...

It is. I really treasure it. He made it so long ago and he really "got" the symbolism of what Christmas is all about.

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